Introducing the Spotlight Series where we will be shining a light on the latest projects by our favourite stylists, architects and designers, discovering the inspirations behind them and how they’ve used Ted Todd floors.
To kick start the series, we spoke to stylist and blogger Becky Bowyer. She tells us how her travelling and career as a stylist inspired her own renovation project and how this was the catalyst to becoming the Director of Interior Design for the Alderley Edge Building Company Ltd. You’ll currently find Becky designing and styling the most incredible homes and businesses of Cheshire.
What were your main inspirations for getting into the industry/embarking on your project?
My career in fashion has allowed me to travel and I’ve been fortunate to work in America, South Africa, Spain, Greece, Egypt and many more inspirational countries. Visiting not only cities but locations that are truly out of this world in their outstanding architecture and interior design. I recently travelled to Marrakech and came home with suitcases full of Moroccan rugs, cushions and handmade pouffes. I can’t help myself when it comes to things for the home.
When we took on a major personal renovation project, I soon realised that despite the building site dust and dirt, I was loving every single second of managing the project through to the finishing touches of flooring, wallpaper and soft furnishings. I knew at this moment I wouldn’t be satisfied unless I got to work on interiors every day. It just so happened that our building company (Alderley Edge Building Company Ltd.) saw my potential and welcomed me onto their team!
Tell us a little about the project you’ve worked on that you are most proud of…
Renovating a Victorian home in Cheshire with a fusion of inspiration taken from both Australian design and the stunning London town houses of Notting Hill. I adore Victorian houses as they have high ceilings, beautiful plaster cornices, grand ceiling roses and mosaic hallways. I like to add a modern twist on traditional styles.
What are you currently working on?
A fabulous vegan cafe called Wild & Wild in Congleton, Cheshire. The theme is of course wild and natural with raw textures of natural wood, vegan fabrics and an abundance of beautiful botanicals.
What current interior design trends are you a big fan of?
Hanging chairs. I have one in my kitchen which looks out onto the garden and I absolutely love relaxing in it. I’m also a big fan of dark walls, mosaic tiles, herringbone flooring and velvet chairs – I could go on!
What do you like most about using Ted Todd flooring, and do you have a favourite floor?
Raw Cotton herringbone and Paperback are my two go-to Ted Todd floors. I actually have both of these in my home. Paperback is a great as a modern take on parquet flooring. The oversized planks give depth and space to any room and I love the natural subtle differences in the tones of the wood.
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